More on the basic institutions of society---language, marriage, money and measures, for when two or more individuals gather together----and why it's time to stop and think long and hard about what changing any of them for any special interest or minority group means.
I couldn't agree more with this sentiment on the above truck. I am in compassion fatigue over special interests wanting--- demanding---our country's bedrock institutions be changed for their interests.
And yes, I'm talking about changing the definition of marriage. I'm not so much against gay marriage as I am against messing with the basic building blocks of my culture, my society. We're playing with real chaos and confusion when we start diddling with these institutions. Change one institution for any one interest group, and we open the floodgates for changing all for various reasons.
Heard another great expression yesterday on compassion fatigue: it's called empathy deficit disorder. Sometimes it's not such a bad thing.
Again, rights are for individuals. Institutions are not for individuals. Institutions for the Greater Good of Society and should never be open to change to appease a small, minority group of people. We do so at our great peril.